Traditional Student Awards for American Students
Traditional Fulbright awards for American students to study in Canada are intended for graduate students, prospective graduate students, and junior professionals who wish to enroll in a graduate studies program, continue their current course of graduate study or research or pursue an independent research project for a period of nine months in Canada.
Fulbright scholarships are granted for periods of nine months. The award is a fixed sum US$15,000 for one nine-month academic year beginning in September. Grantees are expected to use the award to cover necessary expenses such as housing, travel, school fees and other academic expenditures. Basic health insurance is also provided, along with visa services. Fulbright enrichment opportunities are also available on a competitive basis.
All awards are subject to available funding, approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), and compliance with FSB guidelines.
The competition for awards taken up in the 2014-15 academic year is now closed. The current competition, for awards to be taken up in the 2015-16 academic year, opens May 15, 2014, and closes Mid-October, 2014.
Each September, the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America hosts the incoming cohort of American Fulbright Scholars and the entire incoming class of Killam Fellows for a fall Orientation in Ottawa.
Fulbright Canada interviewed some of the 2011-2012 U.S. Students, to find out why they chose to come to Canada for their Fulbright experience.